For the discerning buyer looking for their next prospect, several broodmares and plenty of coming 2-year-olds were offered at the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale Session I. While none of the sales knocked it out of the park, the top five horses, all mares, each sold for more than $40,000.
Hip No. 3074, Magic With Moves, topped the sale when the hammer fell at $64,000. Consigned by Fults Ranch, she sold with two embryos by Metallic Cat due in 2018, which will kick off her produce record.
The 2008 bay mare (by Abrakadabracre) garnered $12,002 during her career. She is a daughter of MH Oh Cay With Moves (by Movin On Hickory), who also produced full sister SFR Magic Doll ($51,908), a finalist in the 2012 NCHA Futurity Open. MH Oh Cat With Moves won $75,898 as a cutter.
Magic With Moves’ granddam, Oh Cay San, is a producer of 11 earners with a total record of $450,951, including Oh Cay Quixote (by Doc Quixote, $152,616) and Oh Cay Shorty (by Shorty Lena, $68,788).
The second-highest seller, hip No. 3077, sold for $50,000. Understated Style, a 2016 bay filly consigned by Alexa Stent, is by Docs Stylish Oak and out of the Cats Red Feather mare Olenasduallyfeather.
Docs Stylish Oak is a 1984 stallion who passed away in 2005 but is still breeding through intracytoplasmic sperm injection. He earned $77,182 and has sired earners of more than $9 million.
Olenasduallyfeather won $263,022 including Open championships at the NCHA Super Stakes, Cotton Stakes and West Texas, among others. Her dam, Olenas Dually (by Dual Pep), was an earner of $121,090 and 28 American Quarter Horse Association points.
Three horses each brought bids of $42,000. The first was Miller Cutting Horses LLC-consigned One Hot Clover, who sold as hip No. 3014. A 2016 sorrel filly, One Hot Clover is by Hottish.
Her dam, Carolena Moon (by Peptoboonsmal), is an earner of more than $80,000. She has produced 15 money-earners that have banked a total of $659,987. A Smooth Criminal (by Smooth As A Cat) is at the top of that list with a bankroll worth $134,686. He is followed by Reylena Moon (by Dual Rey) with $118,302.
Hip No. 3049, Somebodys Spots Hot, also brought a final bid of $42,000. A 2009 sorrel mare, the Fults Ranch consignment also sold with two embryos by Metallic Cat, due in 2018.
By 2004 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Spots Hot, Somebodys Spots Hot is out of Hickorysomebodysmart (by Somebody Smart), who was also consigned by the Fults and brought a bid of $21,000. Somebodys Spots Hot is a winner of $32,688 and is the highest earner out of her dam. With $110,687 on her record, Hickorysomebodysmart is also the highest-earning offspring out of her dam, Miss Hickory Pep (by Doc’s Hickory).
Rounding out the third-highest sellers was hip No. 3090, Dirti Dancin. The 2016 chestnut filly was consigned by Hill Ranches and was reported to be N/N for Herda before selling.
Dirti Dancin is by High Brow CD and out of the Docs Stylish Oak mare Peppys Stylish Lena. Peppys Stylish Lena collected more than $180,000 as a cutter and was an Open and Non-Pro finalist at the 2005 NCHA Futurity. She has nine foals of performance age, six of which have won checks. At the top of that list is Peppys Cashin Checks (by Im Countin Checks) with $119,055.
Session II of the Preferred Breeders Sale will take place Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the John Justin Sale Arena.